A friend suggested that West Seattle developers be required to pay a special tax to help offset transportation infrastructure expenses. I am supposing that the very large condominium complexes being built will be filled in the near future. I am so curious as to how more people can possibly fit on the West Seattle bridge? There amazingly seems to be no thought given to improving /upgrading transportation infrastructure to meet the demands of increased West Seattle population. How the hell are we all expected to get in and out of West Seattle? The development of West Seattle is going gang busters and the traffic/parking/road congestion is already beyond capacity. Developers are going to make a lot of money bringing in the masses to West Seattle. Unfortunately, they don't yet worry about how all the new people get in and out of West Seattle. Developers should be required to have transportation impact studies done and a transportation plan devised, and approved, before they are allowed to break ground for any new housing or business development. Then they should be taxed so that they pay for some of the improvements to transportation infrastructure. Perhaps there are already taxes in place for such things -- but if so, apparently they are not enough.
Something has got to give -- the bridge continues to be an unacceptable mess.
Do other West Seattlites feel outraged as I do? Do you feel my pain? Are you wid me or agin me?
|Were you my bridge buddy today? Did you say a few choice words?|
Do you wonder "WHAT THE HELL?" as I do?
(I took this pic from a viewpoint on Beacon Hill)